“Trust me: The Nakeds is a book you won’t want to put down. With humor, heart, intelligence and compassion, Lisa Glatt has written a powerfully absorbing novel about the most dark and complicated human truths. Her characters are so perceptively drawn I felt as if they were people I knew. Her portrait of southern California in the 1970s is so vivid I could practically feel that particular sun on my face. Her insights into how we love and forgive and deny and accept are so profound I felt changed by the time I read the final sentence. This is an unforgettable and spellbinding book by a writer of rare radiance.” —Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

“Lisa Glatt writes with incandescent ink: her novel emanates light. There is damage and heartache to be found in The Nakeds, yet every page is radiant with redemption, and every gorgeously human character embodies hope. This book will keep you up late at night, turning page after page, laughing aloud, palms sweating, heart in your mouth.” —Dylan Landis, author of Rainey Royal

“The characters so finely etched and flawed and real, the scenes indelible as if burned into wood—this portrait of people trying to make it in southern California is one of the finest you’ll see.” —Susan Straight, National Book Award finalist, author of Highwire Moon

The Nakeds is a work of simple and lucid brilliance, and Lisa Glatt is a stunningly gifted writer. The world needs to know her. I think it soon will.” —Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion

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